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Is the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention decision on Assange ‘So wrong’?

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The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention handed down its decision on Julian Assange on Friday 7 February 2015. It has been met with almost universal ridicule from a line of British officials, legal academics and the press. The decision has been described as ‘ridiculous’ by the UK Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, and former Director of Public Prosecution Ken MacDonald argues that describing Assange’s conditions as ‘arbitrary detention’ is ‘ludicrous’. The press ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
UK Constitutional Law Association
Journal:
UK Constitutional Law Association Blog More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-02-01
Acceptance date:
2016-02-07
Pubs id:
pubs:613745
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uuid:1ac5af32-f411-4555-b07a-149aef85ad9f
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pubs:613745
Source identifiers:
613745
Deposit date:
2016-04-05

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